Policies, Procedures, and Forms Updates


DMM Revision: Optional Documentation for Nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter Mailings with Nonidentical-Weight Mailpieces

Effective April 6, 2009, we are revising Mailing Stan­dards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) parts 364 and 464 to provide a new option for mailers to document postage payment for nonpresorted Bound Printed Matter (BPM) mailings. In addition, revisions were made to streamline, simplify, and clarify the mailing standards for postage payment and documentation.

This revision allows mailers who present a maximum of 299 nonpresorted, nonidentical-weight BPM flats or par­cels the option to use the new PS Form 8042, Bound Printed Matter Documentation Form. Previously, when using permit imprint for postage payment, customers were required to obtain authorization for all nonpresorted, nonidentical-weight mailings regardless of the number of mailpieces.

The use of PS Form 8042 will eliminate the labor-intensive task of completing multiple postage statements due to nonidentical-weight mailpieces and will expedite the Postal Service™ mail acceptance process. For customer convenience and ease of use, PS Form 8042 may be obtained online via Postal Explorer® at http://pe.usps.com by clicking Postage Statements in the left frame.

We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of the DMM and into the monthly update of the online DMM, which is available via Postal Explorer® at http://pe.usps.com.